Fireboy DML, Juls, Adekunle Gold, and more are among the 5 tracks you should listen to this week on Spotify and Apple Music.
Here’s a selection of the top tracks and music videos that have come across our desks, which you can also find on Spotify and Apple Music in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists.
Every week, we feature the greatest new music in our best music of the week piece.
Fireboy DML – Peru
Fireboy DML returns with a new track titled “Peru,” which follows up his amazing album Apollo.
Fireboy’s first official song of the year, Shizzi-produced, is another earworm from the fast-rising Nigerian singer. Get right to the point.
Juls – Wicked feat. Sam Wise, Knucks & Kadiata
Juls, a British-Ghanaian hitmaker, has released a new single for your party playlist. He teams up with UK talent including Sam Wise, Kadiata, and Knucks for “Wicked,”
A piece of smooth and joyous music about someone who has your complete attention.
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“This song is a mix of Funk Carioca, Azonto, and Baile Funk,” Juls explains, “yet it still has a really new British flavor to it while also sounding extremely African.”
Jeune Lio – A Night In Cocody
Night In Cocody is an eight-track EP by Jeune Lio from the Ivory Coast.
The Cameroonian DJ combines sounds from around West and Francophone Africa to produce some very compelling vibes throughout the album.
Joochar (Kiff No Beat), Soukena Young, Magasco, Diane DDD, Stanley Enow, and others appear on the EP.
Ayo Jay – Paranoia
Ayo Jay, who you may recognize from “Your Number,” returns with “Paranoia,” another captivating track.”
In this highlight from his latest 5-song EP, Wonder Shall Never End, he goes in over a Caribbean-influenced beat.
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Adekunle Gold – Sinner feat. Lucky Daye
Adekunle Gold, a Nigerian Afropop sensation, has released the music video for his new single “Sinner,” the latest taste from his upcoming album arriving this fall.
Adekunle delves into a historical tale of love and lust in “Sinner.”
“I was thinking about King David and Bathsheba’s sexcapade and thought it’d make a lovely song,” he says.
Lucky Daye is featured prominently in the Marcel Akunwata-produced track.